Shana Shyamalan, in her debut feature film as a director, will helm the upcoming horror mystery film "The Watchers," taking over from her father, M. Night Shyamalan. 

Director Ishana Night Shyamalan is tasked with living up to her father's illustrious reputation. "The Watchers" provides Ishana Shyamalan with the chance to forge her own path while following her father's lead. Despite her previous involvement in the psychological drama series "Servant," "The Watchers" represents her directorial debut in feature films, offering her the platform to showcase her unique filmmaking style and make a mark in the industry.

Based on the gothic horror novel by A.M. Shine, "The Watchers" follows Mina (played by Fanning), a 28-year-old artist stranded in an expansive, untamed forest in western Ireland. Seeking refuge, Mina unwittingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers, all of whom are relentlessly watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.

Experience the Thrills: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Watchers' Trailer

A group of four people staring at a winged skeleton in The Watchers.

Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer for "The Watchers." Take a look!

In the haunting trailer, Mina is drawn to a wall entirely made of glass. To her shock, she discovers it's a one-way window, exposing the group to nightly surveillance by an ominous audience. Mina learns she's the latest addition to this captive spectacle, warned that newcomers always attract intense interest. Though she hears applause from the other side, the identities of those using her for their entertainment remain shrouded in mystery.

 

M. Night Shyamalan, Ishana Night Shyamalan

Ishana had a behind-the-scenes role in her father's 2021 film "Old." Together, they engaged in an interview with The New York Times to discuss their collaboration.

M. Night Shyamalan expressed, "I knew she would be a filmmaker, but I never pushed her into it. We'd watch a movie, and she would really connect with what we were watching. She was able to discern what was exceptional about what we had watched."

M. Night Shyamalan, along with Ashwin Rajan and Nimitt Mankad, serves as a producer on his daughter's project, "The Watchers." Executive producers include Jo Homewood and Stephen Dembitzer.

The Watchers Poster

The film is a collaborative effort between New Line Cinema and Blinding Edge Pictures, set to hit international screens on June 5th.